Trumbull residents have until Friday to appeal property assessments

Exterior of Trumbull Town Hall, in Trumbull, Conn. April 5, 2017.

Exterior of Trumbull Town Hall, in Trumbull, Conn. April 5, 2017.

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TRUMBULL — The last chance for town residents to appeal their property assessments is fast approaching.

In the fall of 2021, as required by Connecticut law, the town underwent a property revaluation. The state requires every municipality to do a revaluation every five years. A revaluation is the process of appraising all real property according to its full and fair value in order to spread the tax burden equitably across the town.

Trumbull’s last revaluation was in 2015. The town had planned a 2020 revaluation, but was allowed to delay one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the revaluation, the town’s overall grand list increased by 12.5 percent, but residential property increased, on average, by 16 percent from 2015 to 2021. Property owners received a notice of their new assessment in January.

On Monday, First Selectman Vicki Tesoro sent a notice to residents letting them know that Friday is the deadline to file an appeal.

This application is available online, at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1172/Board-of-Assessment-Appeals-Form-PDF, or in the Tax Assessor’s office in Town Hall, 5866 Main St.

“Petitions filed after Friday, March 18, 2022, by law, cannot be accepted,” Tesoro said in the message. “A separate form is required for each property to be reviewed and the explanation section should be as complete as possible.”

The Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct hearings on April 5, 7, and 12. Applicants will be notified of their hearing date, time, and location. Appearance in person before the Board of Assessment Appeals is required.

For more information, call the tax assessor's office at 203-452-5016.